Neshama Franklin is an omnivorous reader who needs to keep track of all she reads and then shares the best of the bunch. She's worked at the Fairfax library for a quarter century plus, has a radio show where she reads what she loves, including reviews, and hosts Marin Poets Live!
This installment: storytelling packed with whimsy, philosophy, and political commentary (f); short stories featuring sex and pain (f); and London in the mid -1700s, where delusion leads to tragedy (f)... read more →
This installment: gentrification hits Brooklyn (f); superstition in Ireland in the 1850s--oh those fairies (f); and a chilling thriller about childcare gone awry (f). Halsey Street by Naima Coster We... read more →
This installment: small town New England and troubled adolescents (f); politics, cancer, and loyalties (f); and life with an autistic boy (f). The Burning Girl by Claire Messud Small-town... read more →